Category Archives: South Haven

Gilmore car museum – Lake Michigan Lighthouse workshop Aug 9-12

The hood ornaments of cars has have fascinated me since I was a kid and going to car museums is a fun way to bring back a little nostalgia while I photograph these works of art.

The Gilmore car museum on the west side of Michigan has one of the country’s best collection of antique cars and I am looking fwd to visiting the Gilmore which will be one of the stops on my Lake Michigan lighthouse workshop this August.

Gilmore Car Museum

Gilmore Car Museum

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Barns of Michigan

During the Lighthouse working along the West Coast of Michigan we spent some time photographing some of Michigan’s wonderful barns.

Northern Michigan Barn Processed with Topaz Software

Northern Michigan Barn Processed with Topaz Software

Barns are normally red and to have a white barn in perfect condition was fun to capture. This barn in the northern Lower Peninsula is one of the best I have ever seen and I will be visiting it with clients for every workshop I give in Northern Michigan.

Unprocessed barn image

Unprocessed barn image

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Sunset on the South Haven Lighthouse

The Lake Michigan Lighthouse workshop was fun and everyone went home with great images. I arrived home yesterday afternoon and started the wind down process from teaching and capturing images. After spending a week on location capturing images it is always difficult trying to select which images to start processing.

Sunset - South Haven Light House

Sunset – South Haven Light House

The South Haven lighthouse was scheduled for our last evening shoot and ended up being my favorite image. After a stormy day the clouds and light created the amazing conditions for me to capture this sunset image.

Unprocessed Sunset - South Haven Light House

Unprocessed Sunset – South Haven Light House

The unprocessed image

The unprocessed image of sunset at the South Haven Lighthouse is stunning but with a few adjustments in Lightroom and Topaz Clarity the image turns into a fine art image.

is stunning but with a few adjustments in Lightroom and Topaz Clarity the image turns into a fine art image.

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Ann Arbor Art Fair July 16-19

The Ann Arbor art fair which is my favorite show of the year starts on Wednesday July 16 – Saturday July 19, 10am-8pm. This year it looks like it’s going to be the best weather we have ever had for the show. The executive director of the Michigan Guild, Max Clayton, cringed when I brought up the W word when I stopped by the office yesterday but I have faith in weather.com and I expect great weather for the show. With the great weather I hope everyone hops in their cars to drive to Ann Arbor and enjoy the fair. While you are at the fair stop by my booth #198 on Main Street near Williams located in front of Real Seafood to say Hi!

Gilmore Car Museum

Gilmore Car Museum

This image was capture at the Gilmore Car Museum which is one of the locations for the Sleeping Bear Dunes – Lighthouse workshop August 10-13. I processed the image using Lightroom 5.5 and Topaz Simplify.

Gilmore Car Museum -processed in the Develop Module in Lightroom

Gilmore Car Museum -processed in the Develop Module in Lightroom

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Sleeping Bear Dunes and Lighthouse Photo Workshop August 10-13

Last weekend I displayed at a annual Fourth of July show in South Haven and I had a little time to capture a few images in the early mornings and at sunset.

During the Sleeping Bear Dunes – Lighthouse Workshop we are going to be in the South Haven area for an evening and our last morning shoot. We will spend our time capturing images of South Havens historic area and Light house.

Yelton Manor B&B

Yelton Manor B&B

Garden at Yelton Manor B & B

Garden at Yelton Manor B & B

South Haven Lighthouse Pier

South Haven Lighthouse Pier

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